Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one lived up to the hype - the taste was fresh coffee and dark chocolate. The taste was crazy for a beer, fresh cold-pressed coffee with light carbonation. Nuff said. Great shit.
burg326 (3980) - Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at brewery, poured a dark black color with a little tan head. Aromas of freshly brewed coffee, light milk, and some cream. Flavors are robust coffee, light roasted malt, and sweet milk. I have been waiting for this one to come back on tap for a long time, and it did not disappoint. Another solid stout from CCB.
jcartamdg (2135) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had out of the fermenter right before they kegged it, thanks Bob! Pours a thick jet black with a dark mocha head. Aroma of rich coffee, lactose and chocolate. Taste is coffee, cream and chocolate, very rich but that doesn’t stop me from wanting more. Man, is this an amazing coffee stout.
sebletitje (6969) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Re-entering older ratings. Une bière légère brune; couleur café au lait et c’est exactement ce que l’on retrouve tout au long de la dégustation. Une présence de stout qui est agrémentée par ce fini café au lait allant sur le lactose avec des notes de caramel, malt grillé et bien sur le café Naviera qui est enivrant.
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Joe. Big thanks! I’ve been wanting to try this for ages. Pours black with thin tan head. Nose is big roast and roasted strong coffee. Flavor is charred malts, creamy cocoa, rich espresso. Mouthfeel was nice and full. Hints of sweet sugars, mild oxidation.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, huge thanks to Joey for digging this out. Poured dark brown with a thin tan head. Nose has a great balance between roasted malt and coffee. Medium to full body with a creamy mouth feel. Extremely tasty, lots of sweet malt and Cuban coffee with lesser notes of chocolate and caramel. Can’t wait for them to make this again.
dalekliz (884) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 20, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hand bottle, thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing! For our game of which Lost character is this beer most like, we’ve chosen Sayid - sexy, smooth, and really dangerous. Pours a deep black with a tan ring. Rich coffee aroma, sweet and creamy, with malt, caramel, dark chocolate, and brown sugar. Huge taste, lots of coffee, malt, dark chocolate, and brown sugar. Lingering rich coffee flavors. Creamy mouthfeel. Delicious.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks so much for the handbottle tpd975!, thanks Greg. Shared with dalekliz, this one goes out to Sayid on lost for its badassness. Porus black with a light brown ring. Nose is sweet, and has a ridiculously strong coffe, and for that wow what a nose. Taste is out of this world coffee, with big sweet bitterness and a wallop of coffee. This is excellent and I’m glad I saved this to share with Liz. According to Liz "this is like Sayid because its sexy, smooth and really dangerous!". Excellent. and I don’t even drink coffee.
Oakes (12849) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 2, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark brown colour with a thick, light brown espuma. Rich aroma is full of roast, with some sweet malt. Very rich. Roasty, with tons of sweetness. This does replicate the Cuban coffee experience. Wonderful balance and assertiveness. A top flight coffee stout.
MeadMe (1332) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A: Pours a very evil black hue. The head rises to sky scraper heights and is a very dark brown in color. The beer clings to the glass nicely and the head has excellent retention. Spotty lace is noted.
S: Quite possibly the boldest coffee stout I have ever smelled. To say the aroma is of fresh roasted espresso beans would be an understatement. Bold espresso with roasted malt. Light chocolate notes.
T: I love me some coffee beer and this one is coffee on crack. The espresso flavor is huge right from the start. Has the same jolt as when you eat chocolate covered coffee beans. To be honest this beer really reminds me of just that. Bold espresso with hints of chocolate. A hint of sweet, dry lactose sugar peeks thru in the end.
M: Fuller in body than most coffee stouts with a nice dry bitter finish.
D: Very, I love me some coffee stout and this is one of the best of the bunch. Can’t wait for it’s release.